We picked this up off the wire yesterday; appears the people in Georgia are taking notice of the people in Alabama when it comes to the number of recruits they sign (every fricking year).
EDSBS picked up on it as well.
"AND SPEAKING OF THINGS THE NCAA SHOULD BE DOING RATHER THAN LEGISLATING SHIMMY: At least attempting to stop teams in the state of Alabama from signing an entire class more over a four year span than other teams?"
Our 2002 - 2010 data shows that Alabama, Auburn, and Troy University are among the nation's highest in recruiting numbers.
Auburn: 253 LOI's, 28.11 Average per year.
Troy: 248 LOI's, 27.56 Average per year.
Alabama: 235 LOI's and 26.11 Average per year.
(Alabama's numbers would be higher if not for the NCAA taking away scholarships due to, you guessed it, recruiting violations - color us shocked).
All three of these schools have higher numbers than anyone from the Pac10, Big10, Big East, ACC and 10 of the 12 teams in the Big 12.
This can't be a coincidence. It has to be a cultural mentality or something; we all know they love their football in Alabama, but come on...this is ridiculous. Especially for Alabama. You look at the numbers for all the other blue blood schools (Notre Dame, Texas, Ohio State, USC, Florida, etc.) and they all sign a lot less players.